Sputnik News – March 25, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the Syrian city of Tal Rifaat would be the next target of Ankara’s ongoing military offensive against Kurdish militants.
“God willing, we will ensure this operation achieves its goal after taking control of Tal Rifaat in a short period of time,” Erdogan declared in the Black Sea city of Trabzon.
This announcement confirms the president’s multiple statements, saying that the Turkish operation in northern Syria would continue after the seizure of Afrin and will focus on the regions of Manbij and Idlib moving forward.
The day before, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces declared that the country’s forces had established complete control over the Kurdish-dominated city of Afrin.